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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch:

  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
  3. If the serial number includes a letter, enter it along with the number when using the lookup feature.
  4. Many pocket watch case backs screw off. Others may require a dull wide blade to pry or pop the cover. Be careful not to scratch or damage the movement.
  5. Always select the correct manufacturer, which is usually stamped on the watch movement.
  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. Understand that many companies did not keep accurate or complete records. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies. This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved.
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Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:22j
Setting:Pendant
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Serial No.:#2005143
Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:A. Lincoln
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 388 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 388 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 388 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#20083393
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:388
Size:16s
Model:15
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Hampden Grade Dueber Grand Pocket Watch Image Hampden Grade Dueber Grand Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#1328845
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Dueber Grand
Size:12s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pin
Finish:Nickel
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Serial No.:#2286986
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Gen'l Stark
Size:12s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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South Bend Grade 333 Pocket Watch Image South Bend Grade 333 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#567358
Manufacturer:South Bend
Grade:333
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
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Waltham Grade No. 225 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#24946822
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 225
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
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Elgin Grade 94 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 94 Pocket Watch Image Elgin Grade 94 Pocket Watch Image
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Serial No.:#2168691
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:94
Size:6s
Model:1
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
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